Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'slab'

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Slab Coffee Table #3: Table is DONE and so are the videos!

10-21-2016 05:52 PM by CharlieK | 3 comments »

View Video on YouTube A few months ago I made a slab coffee table. It was quite an undertaking! I have 3 other blog entries on LJ about this. The first one is on how I Flattened the Slab with a Router Jig The next one is on how I constructed the base The other one is on how and WHY I inlaid the stars in the top. I also have a blog article on my website about how I did the Carving and Texturing on the Tree Trunk Base The video in This entry is an overview of the ENTIRE ...

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Ca. Coastal Live Oak

06-05-2016 06:43 PM by highlander33 | 2 comments »

Started working on my Live Oak Log today, This is some of the heaviest wood I’ve ever dealt with, just moving it by myself is a challenge.Good thing I have a riding mower and trailer , not to mention the adjustable roll around shop tableto be able to get it up on my sawhorses . This nesxt picture is after I’ve routered both sides to be nice and level for stacking later, I’ve applied anchorseal at both ends. Ready for some boracare , for a preventive treatment of powd...

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In the wood shop today #44: Saw mill yard & projects

03-28-2016 03:29 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 11 comments »

Well it’s been a little bit since my last youtube video, thanks again for watching! In this video, I’m walking through my log yard / Sawmill and wood shop talking about my on going projects…...

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Flattening Slab on my bench with a Router

03-22-2016 07:48 PM by CharlieK | 8 comments »

- Making a Slab Coffee Table I have a very nice walnut slab that I plan to make into a coffee table. I am happy to say that flattening a slab of wood with a router in my shop was even easier that I thought it would be! Not only was it easy, but the results were great! This is one of those tasks where an adjustable height workbench came in very handy because setting it to a very low height made it easier to move the router across the slab. The slab is a slice out of a tree, some p...

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One of a kind, most unique tree on earth, Fish Slab cedar

08-22-2015 11:39 PM by EdgeGrainOnly | 2 comments »

I’ve been living in the natural world of Rivers Inlet, British Columbia my whole life and I’ve never found anything that astounded me more than this. As a beachcomber, when I find a slide it’s a perfect treasure for me to sift through but what I found the day I came across this slide, completely blew my mind. At first sight, the log was a beautiful old growth red cedar – already a gem in itself. But once I started milling, the unique treasure I discovered within ...

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Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #22: Almost Finished!

03-27-2015 12:59 AM by ruddhess | 0 comments »

This is what it looks like all put together. Still have to do a bit of flattening to the top side. It started out almost perfectly flat. But a couple three boards had warped so there were a couple of low spots. I’ve removed about 1/4” so far, leaving only two spots untouched by the planer – one about three or four square inches and another just a bit bigger. I’ve been taking several 45° angle passes across the entire surface.

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Making walnut slabs with a saw mill - Wood mizer LT40-HD

02-28-2015 01:01 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 5 comments » In this video I’m making lumber from some Canadian Black Walnut logs on a 1992 wood-mizer LT-40HD. I’m flitch sawing the logs keeping the live edge on. Which is not only good for table tops, I get extra lumber that I can use for my chairs because of the curves of the legs, fit the curve of the boards. As always thanks for watching!

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Bookmatched live edge computer desk build process

02-18-2015 11:41 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 6 comments » Follow along the build of a beautiful live edge book matched slab computer desk. Built from Canadian Black Walnut from a pair of book matched slabs along with a unique cantilever leg design.

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Walnut Slab Coffee Table #2: Finishing and the final result

03-25-2013 03:24 AM by Lumber2Sawdust | 3 comments »

I started this blog with a post about flattening the odd-shaped slab of walnut over a year ago. A lumberjock recently requested that I follow up on that post as I had intended to. I don’t have as many photos of the rest of the process but will describe what I can. The router sled was awesome for making the slab flat and it was smooth enough that I could spend some time with hand planes and a card scraper to get it smooth without too much difficulty. It was still challenging becaus...

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New sawmill/slabbing mill

03-10-2013 02:53 AM by WoodLe | 8 comments »

I finally finished up my new slabbing mill today that I have been working on the last 3 months or so. It was very rewarding to finally fire it up and start cutting. All the extra hours of research, planning, locating small parts, and getting parts machined that I couldn’t find anywhere else, have finally paid off. This mill so far has exceeded my expectations and is fun to use. It was so much fun and faster than my old mill that I almost forgot to take pictures! This mill can cut u...

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